Voices in Democracy: Race, Gender and Equality
The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company have been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of fifty-eight national origins work side by side in pushing Americas's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas director of personnel, recently declared that Negros are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Luedell Mitchell and Lavada Cherry are shown in the El Segundo Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company. California Long Beach Long Beach. Los Angeles County United States, None. [Between 1935 and 1945] Library of Congress, LC-USW33-028624-C.

Voices in Democracy: Race, Gender and Equality

From the 17th century on, the realities of racial and gender inequality have been at odds with America’s self-understanding as a “new world” of opportunity for all. How do we describe and analyze the intersections and connections between race, gender, religion, justice, and liberty? What do they reveal about the political engagement of women and how does that influence the discussion of constitutional interpretation and of human equality? This seminar will focus on key moments in the struggle to secure the natural rights of liberty and equality for all Americans.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.



August 25, 2022 -
August 25, 2022
8:30 AM EDT
2:15 PM EDT
Charlotte Mecklenburg School District
Charlotte Mecklenburg School District
Add to calendar
Google Apple

The Scholars

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty at Berry College